Faclair Gàidhlig - Beurla
Gaelic - English Dictionary


m'
for : mo, my; precedes vow. and f asp.
'm
for : am, the art. and the verbal part.; follows prep. ending in vow.
m'
for : mu, about, before; precedes poss.pron. beginning with vow. and the art. and the verbal part. an or am
ma
if : ma ta, well then, very well
mb
va. abuse, vilify, reproach angrily
mabach
a. lisping, stammering, stuttering in speech
mabair
nm. pl.+ean, stammerer, stutterer
mac
nm. g.v. mic; pl. mic, son, the young of any animal
Mac a' Chombaich
pnm. Colquhoun
macan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, little son, sonnie
macanta
a. -ainte, meek, mild, gentle, `filial'
macantas
nm. g.v. -ais, meekness, mildness, gentleness
Mac-an-Rothaich
pnm. Munro
Mac Gill-eathain
pnm. Maclean
Mac Griogair
pnm. MacGregor
Mac Lachlainn
pnm. MacLachlan
Mac Nill Bharra
pnm. MacNeil of Barra
Mac Sheumais
pnm. Jamieson, MacHamish
mach
n. out, without, outside, should be used only with v. of motion : am mach ort, out you go. See muigh
machair
nf. g. -rach; pl. -raichean, field, plain, level country : A' mhachair ghallda, the low country, Lowland Scotland
mac-leisg
nm. g.v. mic-; pl. mic-, lazy, indolent person
mac-mthar
nm. mother's son; inflected on the first element
mac-meanmna
nm. the fancy, the imagination
macraidh
nf.ind. youths, regarded collectively
mac-talla
nm.ind. echo
madadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, dog, any wild animal of the dog species, hound, mastiff
madadh-alluidh
nm. wolf; inflected on first element
madadh-donn
nm. otter; inflected on both elements
madadh-ruadh
nm. fox; inflected on both elements
mdar
nm. g.v. -air, madder (dye stuff)
maduinn
nf. g. maidne; pl. maidnean, morning
mg
nf. g.d. mig; pl.+an, paw, ludicrous term for the hand
mag
va. scoff, mock, deride
mgair
va. -aran, creep, crawl, handle clumsily, paw
magair
nm. pl.+ean, mocker
mgaran
nm. g.v. -ain, creeping on all fours
magh
nm. g.v. maigh; pl.+an, field, level country, plain
maghar
nm. g.v. -air; pl. -airean, a bait for fishing with
maide
nm. pl.+an, wood, timber, a stick
maidne
See maduinn
midsear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, a major in the army
maighdean
nf. g.d. -inn; pl.+an, maid, maiden, virgin
maigheach
nf. g.d. -ich; pl. -ichean, hare
maighstir
nm. pl.+ean, master, title applied to clergymen of the Scottish Church : Maighstir Alasdair, the Rev. Alexander
maighstir-sgoile
nm. schoolmaster
mileid
nf. pl.+ean, bag, wallet, budget
maille
nf.ind. delay, hindrance, slowness
maille ri
for : am maille ri, along with
mair
vn. -sinn, last, live, continue
mairbh
See marbh
mireach
for : am bireach : am mireach, an l mireach, tomorrow
maireann
a. lasting, continuing, abiding, remaining
Miri
pnf. Mary
maise
nf.ind. beauty, comeliness, ornament, decoration
maiseach
a. beautiful, comely, ornamental, decorated
maith
a. farr, fharr and feobha, good, fit, useful, virtuous, becoming, valid, skilled, in good health, etc. : is maith leam, I am glad, I am pleased. See math
maith
va. forgive, pardon
maithean
nm. pl. nobles, upper class of society. See math
maitheanas
nm. g.v. -ais, pardon, forgiveness
maitheas
nm. g.v. -eis, goodness, kindness, bounty
ml
nm. g.v. mil; pl.+an, rent, tax, tribute
mla
nf. g.d. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, bag, budget, sack, bag of a bagpipe
mala
nf. g.d. malaidh; pl. mailghean, eyebrow
mal
See mol, shingle
malairt
nf. pl.+ean, exchange, barter, buying and selling
mlda
a. mild, calm, gentle, modest
ml-dubh
nm. blackmail; inflected on both elements
mall
a. maille and moille, slow, placid
mallachd
nf. pl.+an, a curse, imprecation
mallaich
va. curse, use imprecations
mm
nm. g.v. mim; pl.+an, hill of a round, slowly rising form
mm
nm. g.v. mim; pl.+an, the full of the two hands of any granulated substance
manach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aich, monk
manadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, omen, sign, portent
mang
nf. g.d. maing; pl.+an, a fawn, year-old deer
maodal
nf. g.d. -ail; pl.+an, paunch
maoidh
va. and vn. grudge, upbraid, threaten
maoilead
nm. g.v. -eid, baldness, bluntness. See maolad
maoim
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, terror, alarm, consternation, panic, sudden burst or eruption, sudden attack, surprise attack
maoin
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, wealth, property, goods and gear
maol
nf. g. maoile; d. maoil; pl.+an, cape, promontory
maol
a. bald, hornless, polled, blunt, pointless, edgeless, bare, easily deceived
maolad
nm. g. -aid, baldness, bluntness, bareness. See maoilead
maor
nm. g.v. maoir; pl. maoir, subordinate officer in various capacities, bailiff, officer of justice
maorach
nm. g.v. -aich, shellfish of all kinds
maor-rgh
nm. officer of court, messenger-at-arms; inflected on the first element
maoth
a. soft, tender, delicate, effeminate
maothaich
va. and vn. soften, alleviate, become softer, become delicate
maothan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, the chest; a twig, bud
mar
as, even as, how, in like manner, like, like as : mar sin, in the same manner, in that manner : mar so, in this manner : mar tha, already, as it is : mar gu'm b'ann, as 'twere
mara
See muir
marag
nf. g.d. -aig, pl.+an, pudding
maraiche
nm. pl.+an, sailor, mariner
mar an ceudna
in like manner, likewise, also
maraon
phr. together, in concert, as one; accented on last syllable
marbh
a. dead, lifeless, torpid, vapid, tasteless : na mairbh, the dead
marbh
va. kill, slay
marcach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean and -aich, rider, horseman
marcachd
nf.ind. riding
marcaich
va. -achd, ride
marcaich-shne
nf.ind. riders of the storm; rain-drifts
marg
nf. g.d. mairg; pl. margan, merk = 13/4 Scots : marg fearainn, mark-land, `Merksworth'
margadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, market, buying and selling
marsanta
nm. pl.+n, merchant, dealer in wares
mart
nf. g.d. mairt; pl. mairt, cow
ma's
if it be, or is
ms
nm. g.v. mis; pl.+an, hip, buttock, bottom of any vessel
masladh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, disgrace, affront, reproach
maslaich
va. disgrace, affront, degrade, reproach
ma t
if so, then, however, nevertheless
math
a. good : bu mhath leam, I would like : gu math mr, pretty big : cha mhath leo, they care not to. See maith
math
nm. g.v. maith; pl. maithean, a noble, a hero
mathaich
va. manure land
mthair
nf. g. -ar; pl. -raichean, mother, the dam of any beast, source : mathair-uisge, the source of a stream, wellhead; mathair-ionnstrumaid, the prime cause or agency
meacan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, root, bulb
meacanaich
nf. sobbing
meachainn
nf. abatement, deduction, discretionary power
meachair
a. soft, tender, delicate, agreeable
meachar
nf. g.d. -air, control
meadar
nm. g.v. -air; pl.+an, circular wooden vessel
meadhail
nf. joy, glee. Also meadhar
meadhon
nm. g.v. -oin; pl.+an, middle, centre, midst, waist, a mean
meadhonach
a. intermediate, middling, indifferent
meadhrach
a. glad, joyful, festive, lively
mag
nm. g.v. mig, whey
meal
va.+tainn, possess, enjoy
meala
See mil
meall
nm. g.v. mill; pl. mill and +an, lump, mass, mound, bunch, cluster; meallan, little lump, etc.
meall
va. deceive, beguile, entice, cheat, defraud, disappoint
meallain
in : clachan-meallain, which see
meallanach
a. lumpy, knobby; abounding in lumps, heaps or hillocks
mealltach
a. deceitful, unreliable, disappointing
mealltaireachd
nf.ind. cheating, imposing
mealtainn
v.n. enjoying, possessing
meamhair
nf. pl.+ean, memory, remembrance; also meomhair
mean
a. +a, minute, small
manan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, yawn
mananaich
nf. yawning
meanbh
a. diminutive, small, minute : meanbh-litir, the smaller letters, in contradistinction to the capital letters
meanbh-chuileag
nf. g. -eig; pl.+an, midge, gnat
meanglan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, branch, twig, bough
Meanachan
pnm. g.v. -ain, meaning `dwarfish person'
meanmna
nm. g.v. +idh, spirit, mettle, magnanimity, bravery, courage
meanmnach
a. high-spirited, mettled, magnanimous, brave courageous
meanmnachd
nf.ind. mettle, spirit, fancy
meann
nm. g.v. minn; pl. minn, kid, young roe
mear
a. +a, merry, sportive, wanton, playful
mearachd
nf. pl.+an, error, mistake
mars
va. march
meas
nm. g.+a; pl.+an, fruit
meas
nm.ind. respect, regard, esteem, reputation, opinion, judgment, estimate, valuing
meas
va. and vn. meas and +adh, judge, value, estimate, esteem, regard, respect
measail
a. respectable, worthy, respected, valued, esteemed
measair
nf. pl.+ean, tub (L.Sc. bine)
measan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, lap-dog, messan
measarra
a. temperate, moderate, reasonable
measg
va. mingle, mix, stir together
measg
in the phr. : am measg, among, amidst
measgan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, a dish to hold butter
meata
a. feeble, soft, cowardly, faint-hearted
meath
va. and vn. become weak or timid; decay, fade; dishearten, discourage; move with pity, affect
meidh
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, a balance, weighing apparatus
meidhich
va. weigh with scales or a balance
meigead, meigeart
nm. g. -eid or -eirt, the bleat of a goat : meigeartaich, meigeadaich, continued bleating of goats
meigeil
nf.ind. bleating of goats
mil
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, a bleat, as of sheep : milich, continued bleating of sheep
meil
va. grind, pulverise
min, minn
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, mine; ore
min, minn
nf. g.+e, disposition, inclination, mind, desire
minneadair
nm. pl.+ean, miner
meirbh
va. digest in the stomach
meirbh
a. feeble, spiritless, delicate
meirg
va. and vn. rust, become rusty, cause to rust
meirg
nf. g.+e, rust
meirghe
nf. pl.+an, banner, troop
mirle
nf.ind. theft, thieving
mirleach
nm. g.v. -ich; pl. -ich, thief
mith
a. fat, greasy, corpulent; rich, as soil
meg
nm. g.v. meig, whey. See mag
meir
See meur
meud
nm.ind. size, bulk, extent, measure; as many as : cia meud, how many, or how much : air mheud 's a their iad, notwithstanding what they say
meudachd
nf.ind. bulk, size
meudaich
va. and vn. increase, enlarge, extend, multiply, cause to increase, abound
meur
nm. g.v. meir; pl. meir, finger, toe, branch, bough; branch of a family
meuraich
va. finger, handle
meuran
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, thimble, a little branch
mhin
in the phr. : a mhin, only, alone : am fear sin a mhin, that man only
mi and m
pron. I, me
m-
pref. equaling in- and un- in Eng., meaning `opposite' or `want of'
miabadh
nm. g.v. -aidh, affront, humiliation
miadh
nm.ind. honour, esteem, respect, demand
miagail, miamhail
nf. mewing, as a cat
mial
nf. g.+a, and mle; pl.+an, louse
miannaich
See mananaich
miann
nm. pl.+an, desire, inclination, will, longing : is miann leam, I wish, desire : leis am miann, who desires
miannaich
va. and vn. desire, long for, covet
mias
nf. g. mise; d. mis; pl.+an, plate, platter, flat dish
mic
See mac
mi-fhortanach
a. unfortunate
mi-iomchuidh
a. unsuitable, unfit, improper
mil
nf. g. meala, honey
mi-laghail
a. unlawful
mle
nf. pl. mltean, mile, thousand
milis
a. sweet
mill
va. spoil, destroy, mar, injure
mltean
See mle
mi-mhodh
nm. g.+a; pl.+an or +annan, bad manners, disrespect
mi-mhodhail
a. unmannerly, unpolite, rude
min
nf. g.+e, meal
mn
a. soft, delicate, tender to the touch; smooth, even on the surface, mild, meek, calm, unruffled as water, pulverised, ground fine; fine, soft, as cloth or like fabric
mi-ndurra
a. unnatural
mnich
va. smooth, make small, pulverise, explain, expound, interpret
minig
a. mionca, often, frequent
ministear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, minister, clergyman
minn
See meann
miodal
nm. flattering, fawning, fair spokenness
mogach
a. smiling, smirking, sly looking
miolaran
nm. g.v. -ain, the whining of a dog when fawning
mol-chu
nm. greyhound; inflected on the latter element
momhaich
va. toss, abuse, maltreat
momhail
a. for : mi-mhodhail
mion
a. +a. See mean
mionach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, bowels, entrails
mionaid
nf. pl.+ean, minute of time
mionn
nm. g.+a; pl.+an, oath, imprecation
mionnaich
va. and vn. swear, vow, use imprecations
morbhuil
nm. pl.+ean, miracle, wonder, prodigy
morun
for : mi-rn
mos
nm. g.+a; pl.+an, month
miosa
a. worse, worst
mothlachd
for : mi-thlachd
mr
nm. g.+e; pl.+eannan, a bit, part, piece; luncheon
mire
nm. pastime, playing, diversion, frolic; transport of rage or ardour
mire-chath
nf. rage of battle, battle fury
mireag
nf. g.d. -eig; playing, frisking, sporting
mireagach
a. playful, frisking, sportive
mireagaich
nm. playing, frolicking
mi-riaghailt
nf. pl.+ean, irregularity, disorder, turbulence
mi-rn
nm. g.v. -rin, malice, ill-will, spite
misde
a. the worse of, the worse for
misg
nf. g.+e, drunkenness, intoxication : air mhisg, drunk
misgeach
a. drunken, addicted to intoxicating liquor
misgear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, drunkard
mise
emph.pron. I, me
misneach
nm. g.v. -ich, courage, fortitude, spirit
misneachail
a. courageous
misnich
va. and vn. encourage, take courage
mith
nm. g.+e; pl.+ean, obscure, humble person : mithean, the lower class
mithich
nf.ind. time; proper, or fit, time or season : is mithich a bhi falbh, it is time to go
mi-thlachd
nm. dissatisfaction
mna, mnatha, mnathan
See bean
mnaoi
See bean
mo
poss.pron. my
m
a. larger, bigger, greater, largest, etc. : cha mh bha mise, no more was I : na 's m, greater, no more : d is m leamsa iad, what the more care I
moch
a. early, betimes, soon
mochthrath
nf. morning, dawn of day
md
nm. g.v. mid; pl.+an, court, trial, assembly
modh
nm. g.+a; pl.+annan, manner, mode, method, good manners
modhail
a. -ala, mannerly, polite
mogan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, footless stocking (L.Sc. hugger)
mogul
nm. g.v. -uil; pl.+an, husk, as of nut; mesh, interstice of net
mid
nf. g.+e, greatness; a. more, the more
mine
nf. g. mna; pl. -tean, a moss, a mossy place; peats, turf
Moirreach
surname, Murray
moit
nf. g.+e, sulkiness, pride, pettishness
moiteil
a. sulky, pettish, proud
mol
va. praise, recommend
mol
nf. shingly beach; also, mal and mul
molach
a. hairy, rough; stormy
moll
nm. g.v. muill, chaff
monadail
a. mountainous
monadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, mountain, heathy expanse, mountain range
Monadhchal-tuathaireach
pnm. Monachal-tuarach, place name
monadh-frth
nm. deer forest; inflected on the first element
monar
nm. g.v. -air; pl. -airean, trifling thing or person : cha bu mhonar e, it was no trifling affair
monmhur
nm. g.v. -uir; pl.+an, murmuring noise
Mont-rs
pnm. Montrose, place name
Mr
pnf. g.d. Mir, rendered in Eng. `Sarah' and `Marion'; Mrag, little Mr
mr
a. motha and m, big, large, great, important, tall, of high rank, lofty, spacious; familiar; esteemed : cha mhr nach do thuit mi, I almost fell : tha iad mr aig a chile, they are great friends (L.Sc. they are great wi' ither) : tha e mr as fin, he is self-important
mrachd
nf.ind. greatness, majesty, dignity
Mrag
pnf. g.d. -aig. See Mr
mrail
a. majestic, high-class
morair
nm. pl.+ean, old personal title rendered in Eng. `lord'
mralach
a. honourable
mralachd
nf.ind. greatness, majesty, honour
mran
nm. g.v. -ain, much, many, great quantity, great number
mrchuis
nf. pride, splendour; ambition
morghath
nm. g.+a; v. -aith; pl.+an, fishing spear
mort
nm. g.v. moirt; pl. moirt, murder, murdering, slaying; also murt
mort
va. mort and +adh, murder, slay
mortair
nm. pl.+ean, murderer
mr-thir
nf. pl.+ean, mainland, continent
mosach
a. nasty, filthy, sordid, mean
mosgail
va. and vn. -ladh, waken, rouse; awake, rise from sleep
mosgain
nm. rottenness, mustiness
motha
a. larger, greater; also, m
mothaich
va. perceive, observe, feel, know, take notice
mu
prep. about, around; of, concerning, on account of, for : mu'n cuairt, about, round about : mu thimcheall, about, around, concerning : mu choinneamh, opposite
muc
nf. g. muice; d. muic; pl.+an, sow, pig
mucag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, the fruit of the dog rose (L.Sc. hip)
mch
va. quench, extinguish, suffocate, squeeze together
mdan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, covering for a gun
mugharn
nf. g. -airne; d. -airn; pl. -airnean, ankle
muicfheoil
nf. g. -fheola, pork
muidhe
nm. pl.+an or +achan, a churn; also, crannachan
mig
nm. g.+e; pl.+ean, cloudiness, surliness, gloom, frown
muigh
n. out, outside; used with v. of rest. See mach
muileann
nm. g.v. -inn; pl.+an, mill
muilichinn
See muinichill
muillean
nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, million
muillear
nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, miller
muiltfheoil
nf. g. -fheola, mutton
muime
nf. pl.+achan, nurse, stepmother
muin
va. teach, instruct
muin
nf.ind. back, back part of the neck and region immediately below same : air a mhuin, on his back, on top of him
min
va. mn, micturate
muineal
nm. g.v. -eil; pl. -eilean, neck of human being
muing
nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, horse's mane
muinichill
nm. pl.+ean, sleeve; also, muilichinn
muinighinn
nf. pl.+ean, confidence, trust, hope; dependence
muinntir
nf. g. -reach, folks, people, household; relations, friends
muir
nf. g. mara; pl. marannan, sea, ocean
muirichinn
nf. children, family; burden, care
mirn
nf. g.+e, affectionate joy, tenderness
mul
nm. g.v. muil; pl.+an, conical heap, mound
mul
See mol, shingly beach
mul
nm. g.v. muil; pl.+an, axle, axle-tree
mulachag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, a cheese
mulad
nm. g.v. -aid; pl.+an, melancholy, sadness
muladach
a. melancholy, sad
mulan
nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, small stook of hay or corn
mullach
nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, top, summit, upper end
mult
nm. g.v. muilt; pl. muilt, wether. Better molt
mu'm
before that, ere; precedes v. beginning with p,b,f,m
mu'n
before that, ere; precedes v. beginning with vow. and con. other than p,b,f,m : mu'n robh iad ridh, before they were ready
mu'n gann
before - hardly : mu'n gann a bha iad ridh, almost before they were ready
mur
if not, except, unless
mrlag
nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, fishing basket
murrach
a. able, capable
Murrachan
pnm. g.v. -ain, meaning `little capable one'
murt
See mort
murtair
See mortair
mus an, mus am
before that, lest, ere, for mu'n, mu'm
musg
nf. g.d. muisg; pl.+an, musket
msg
nm. g.v. misg; pl.+an, rheum of the eyes
musgan
nm. g.v. -ain, dry rot in wood
mth
va. change, alter
mthadh
nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, changing, altering, difference, alternative
mghadh
nm. g.v. -aidh, destruction : dol am mghadh, going to destruction